CAMPAIGNERS in Gisburn stepped up their efforts to get Lancashire County Council to provide a pedestrian crossing in the village.

Thousands of vehicles pass along the A59 through the village every day yet residents said there is no safe place for people to cross the road.

Residents took to the streets to talk to residents and visitors alike about the need for a pedestrian crossing and to get signatures on their petition.

Cllr David Waters, who sits on Gisburn Parish Council, said: “Of all the comments, the most moving was from a little boy who said: 'I want people to sign the petition because I don’t want to die crossing the road'."

Campaigners have written to Lancashire County Council asking them to carry out the required assessment needed for the installation of a crossing.

Gisburn councillor Richard Sherras said: “Any able-bodied person who has tried to cross Gisburn Main Street at busy times will tell you how they have taken their lives in their hands.”

The petition runs until October 1 and people can sign it in the White Bull pub or online at